Confidential reliable informant?

Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

Police executed a no-knock search warrant on defendant’s house after a confidential reliable informant told a BCA agent that he saw methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the allegation that the informant personally observed methamphetamine and ingestion paraphernalia in defendant’s home within the previous three days provided a substantial basis of a fair probability that a search would reveal illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.  Further, the threat was sufficiently particularized to support a no knock entry.  Affirmed.

State v. Veselka, A18-1106, Marshall County.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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